Whether a result of damage or daily wear and tear, compromised concrete flooring requires attention to prevent further damage and becoming a hazard. When concrete floors are cracked, chipped, or otherwise deteriorated, it’s essential to take care of these issues as soon as possible. Repairing and resurfacing a damaged concrete floor with the appropriate resinous topping now can often help avoid the need to invest in replacing the entire concrete slab later. Resurfacing concrete floors is a big task, but it need not be overwhelming. A manufacturer-approved crew experienced in properly selecting and installing concrete resurfacer material is critical. Learning more about why concrete floors need to be tended to with the utmost of care can save facilities a lot of money in the long run—fix problems now before they become more of a burden.
Patching and repair work should be performed at the first sight of damage, whether it is a crack, hole or other indication of deterioration. If small surface flaws go unnoticed or repair is put on hold, minor concerns can spread, causing larger issues that can be more costly to fix and repair later. Properly resurfacing concrete floors can mean an end to problems such as damage caused from machine vibrations; cracks from the weight of heavy loads like forklifts; water and other spilled liquids seeping beneath the surface of the floor causing damage or promoting the growth of mold or bacteria; and the stress that comes with severe temperature changes. Hiring a quality resurfacer installation crew means hiring someone who can properly evaluate the needs of a specific facility floor. They can determine whether resurfacing the entire facility is immediately required, or if the most critical areas can be addressed in this quarter’s budget, allowing other parts of the floor to be resurfaced in subsequent months. Professionally trained resurfacing specialists can also offer a range of different flooring options that are well-suited and accommodating to operations at the facility. Make sure that before choosing a resurfacer installer, they explain all of the options available for the facility’s floor.
After getting a concrete floor properly resurfaced, facility managers can expect their new resinous traffic surface to provide all the strength, safety and performance needed to endure in their operating environment. Communication is key to having concrete floor coatings optimally selected and installed. When a floor is scheduled for resurfacing, it’s essential that managers ask about specific solutions, such as slip-resistance, easy sanitation or moisture vapor mitigation. Floors in industrial settings must be able to stand up to a significant degree of abrasion from cleaning agents, impact from dropped equipment or the compression of heavy loads, not to mention ongoing foot and cart traffic. Well-selected and installed epoxy and other resinous floor coatings can provide protection in these punishing environments, while simultaneously correcting surface damage issues and improving the look and ambience of the facility. In addition to offering durability and resilience, epoxy and resinous floors are also slip-resistant, non-porous and easy to maintain, helping to ensure optimal cleanliness and safety.
Resurfacing damaged concrete flooring can provide impressive long-term safety, sanitation and budgetary benefits. Not only will fixing damaged floors stop deterioration from spreading and growing, but resurfacing concrete can extend the lifespan of a facility while improving its overall appearance.
For more information on choosing the appropriate concrete coating for facility flooring, contact Florock today.